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Ex-Network 300 members rebuff peace talks

Ex-members of Network 300 have rejected an invitation to peace talks by former directors of the group.

In an open letter to Money Marketing, Ex-Network 300 members’ action committee chairman Darren Kempster has instead asked all former directors to pass to the liquidator all documentation pertaining to the sale of Network 300.

Batten has brought tog-ether the directors of the liquidated company in an effort to discuss ways to resolve issues with the Network 300 members.

He says he has not heard directly from the action group since getting the board back together.

Batten maintains that several attempts were made to meet with ex-members. He also says all the firm’s decisions were justified and fully evidenced. He has met with the liquidator and the inquiry continues.

But Kempster says exmembers invited Batten to talks on six occasions and were turned down each time. Kempster says: “He has repeatedly refused to see us. This matter is now in the hands of the liquidator.”

Batten says: “We have offered to meet with Darren Kempster. However, his refusals have been definite and firm. We are co-operating fully with the liquidator in completing their investigation into the running of the business and the sale of assets at the administration.”•Letters, p37


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